Ohhhhhhhhh yeaaaa.........come to mama.
Thats exactly what you were thinking when you saw this photo, right?
Or maybe you're thinking that you could never make this at home because it will never compare to your favorite shrimp scampi at your local Italian restaurant...
Well, I'm here to tell you that this DOES compare to your favorite shrimp scampi. It is delicious and perfect for a crowd or even just for two. It is great for left overs (cold!), too. You start with 1 lb of frozen raw deveined peeled shrimp. I have tried both roasting and stir frying shrimp. I can tell you that I much prefer the convenience of roasting because they cook more evenly and quickly, but I love the golden color and crust of stir fried shrimp. The taste is exactly the same, so if you have a few more minutes go the stir-fry route. I will explain each way in more detail below.
1 lb frozen deveined peeled shrimp, raw
Seafood seasoning (mix of paprika, garlic salt, onion powder)
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbs butter
1/4 cup white wine
1 lemon, juiced
angel hair pasta
1/2 cup chopped parsley
freshly grated parmesan
1 Thaw previously frozen shrimp (of course, you can buy them fresh at the seafood counter as well) and pat dry. Season well, both sides of shrimp.
2 Heat a large skillet with olive oil and butter. Sauté minced garlic until it infuses the oil with garlicky goodness. Lay the shrimp in one even layer (you can do this in batches if your pan isn't big enough). The shrimp must sizzle or your pan isn't hot enough. Cook the shrimp until pink on one side, then flip to the other side, one by one. About 2-3 minutes per side
3 Set aside your shrimp once cooked. In the same pan, add about 1/4 cup white wine and deglaze the pan, scraping the bits of shrimp garlicky nuggets from the bottom of the pan. Add another tablespoon of butter and the juice of 1 lemon.
4 Boil water for the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain.
5 Pour pasta in the pan with the liquid and coat the noodles with the sauce using tongs.
6 Add in chopped parsley and plenty of grated parmesan.
7 Toss the shrimp with the noodles, serve with more parmesan.